Open Bench Project: Portland

Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.




“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”

“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”

“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”

“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”

“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”

“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.

“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”



Kids in the Shop

A recent trip to the Nelson Metal Fabrication  was a great experience for these two young Makers. As they walked in with their arms crossed and in their pockets you could feel them being anxious and defensive. However, "anxious" means to be both nervous and excited....

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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is becoming more widely available just as desktop publishing did not too long ago. The most obvious and biggest difference between the two is the complexity one additional dimension brings. For those...

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Electronics Lab

We are happy to help you explore embedded electronics applications in our lab. Whether you are a novice, hobbyist or expert we would like to work with you and see what you are doing to explore the world of electronics.  We currently have soldering and de-soldering...

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971 Congress Street Portland ME, 04103
(207) 329-8606 • info@obportland.org

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